THERE'S no doubt the word legend is cast about a little too often in the sporting world but it was the genuine article who took the second Leger Legends race as Julie Krone
- the most successful female jockey of all time - romped to victory on Invincible Hero.
Krone racked up 3,704 winners in a stunning career in the United States and turned down an offer to star in reality TV show Survivor in order to ride in this year's race - and notch her 3,705th career win.
While the victory was not quite of the same magnitude as the feat for which she is best remembered - winning the 1993 Belmont on Colonial Affair, becoming the first and so far only woman to win a US Triple Crown race - Krone was thrilled with the victory and delighted to help raise money for the two causes associated with the race, the Injured Jockeys' Fund rehabilitation centre in Malton and the Northern Racing College.
"I had lots of horse under me going to post and he seemed to love the going. He was very strong and I could just let him go," said a breathless Krone.